Henkel operates globally with a well-balanced and diversified portfolio. The company holds leading positions with its three business units in both industrial and consumer businesses thanks to strong brands, innovations and technologies. Henkel Adhesive Technologies is the global leader in the adhesives market – across all industry segments worldwide. In its Laundry & Home Care and Beauty Care businesses, Henkel holds leading positions in many markets and categories around the world. Founded in 1876, Henkel looks back on more than 140 years of success. In 2020, Henkel reported sales of 19.3 billion euros and an operating profit of 2.6 billion euros (adjusted for one-time gains/charges and restructuring charges). Henkel employs about 53,000 people globally – a passionate and highly diverse team, united by a strong company culture, a common purpose to create sustainable value, and shared values. As a recognized leader in sustainability, Henkel holds top positions in many international indices and rankings. Henkel’s preferred shares are listed in the German stock index DAX.
Henkel in the UK & Ireland
Henkel currently employs approximately 910 employees in the UK & Ireland across six sites, which include manufacturing, packaging, R&D, sales & marketing, customer care, technical assistance and support offices. The UKI headquarters are in Hemel Hempstead and in the region there are two Technology Centres of Excellence; one in in Hemel Hempstead (UK) and one in Tallaght (Ireland), and an Innovation and Interaction Centre for Adhesive Technologies, also in Tallaght.
Henkel’s brands and technologies are used in many different applications and industries, and for many different consumer needs. Henkel is the name behind many well-known brands such as Loctite, Pritt, Sellotape, UniBond; Schwarzkopf, LIVE, Right Guard, got2b; Bloo, Colour Catcher, Dylon Dyes and Jeyes.
Diversity & Inclusion
'At Henkel, we promote a holistic Diversity & Inclusion approach. The diversity of our employees, their backgrounds, experiences, talents, knowledge, creativity, and the appreciation of all their individual differences are the foundation for our competitive advantage. As a multinational corporation, Henkel employs people from 120 nations in almost 80 countries. About 85 percent of our employees work outside of Germany, with more than half of them in emerging markets. We believe that a company culture focused on diversity and inclusion is the key driver of creativity, innovation, and invention. Our ability to deliver excellent results is fueled by and dependent on our ability to embed Diversity & Inclusion in our corporate culture and the way we do business.
We have a strong commitment to bringing together the right mix in teams from across our global organization. These teams are to match our markets’ and clients’ needs in terms of knowledge, skills and cultural background. We are convinced that diverse teams stimulate innovation and new ways of problem solving; yet they need an inclusive culture and leadership to help them function at their best.